Here is my path to a healthy weight and lifestyle
As a child I was always a bit chubby, but actually it wasn't too bad for me. I've moved a lot, I've climbed trees and haven't racked my brain about it. It was in the middle of puberty when I began to exercise less and eat more. I weighed 86 kilos at the time. My legs exploded and I wasn't sure what was happening to me. I cut myself off. I just wanted to hide. I went to a nutritionist from my health insurance company with my mom. It was completely free and I found it really informative. She showed me my mistakes and the pounds fell off too. You can get information from your health insurances, actually each has its own program and this is usually really cheap for the members.
So I took off diligently, but my legs? What was the matter with them?
Nothing happened then. I was frustrated. I kept my 70 kilos for a while. Until I started eating my frustration with my body again - in the truest sense of the word. In the meantime I was as good as an adult and made the jump quickly. Weight Watchers online supported me and I learned how to cook healthily. A lot of vegetables and fruits were my new friends. With this I also lost weight again until I came to 68 kilos. According to the BMI, this was still not normal, but it felt good. But what was wrong with those damn legs? As good as nothing went ...
Losing weight with lipedema: where was my mistake?
I looked for the faults in myself. Eat less? Sports? After all, something has to help. Eating less was the biggest mistake I have ever made while losing weight with lipedema. I tried to starve myself through the day with a mere 1000 kcal. It didn't feel good, nor did it leave a place to live. I signed out of Weight Watchers and kept a journal fatsecret (Free app for tracking food). I was exhausted and tired and couldn't get myself up to exercise. Several attempts failed miserably, either because of motivation, sore legs or lack of strength.
Dear readers - eat! And sensibly.
Nobody really needs to start below 1400 kcal. This is, on average, the consumption of your body at rest. Anyone who has been eating less for a long time should look into the topic Starvation metabolism . employ
After a long back and forth I finally came to a doctor who knew his way around and me Lipedema diagnosed. A devastating message - in my eyes. Days started and ended with tears and I was really completely trapped in my own world. To be said very lovingly by the doctor
"Well there is nothing you can do about that."
is not the fine English kind.
I got my stockings, which I found absolutely terrible. I still wore them. They helped me with a lot of exercise ... even if I didn't want to admit it.
I can't even say what kind of day it was when I decided to show the disease and myself that it was different. I bought myself Jillian Michaels - Shred: Slim in 30 days - a really tough program for someone who doesn't have stamina or strength, but a great introduction to fitness and weight loss with lipedema.
I had three operations in 2014/2015 and now I was really busy wearing my compression. Incidentally, with whom I have become friends. I wear them confidently as a piece of clothing that belongs to me. Of course there are always bad days, but who doesn't have them?
I started eating more consciously and healthily. To this day, however, I keep track of what I eat to keep track of things. 1700 kcal are my daily ration. Sometimes a little more. I now exercise six times a week. Including three strength training sessions on TRX, twice yoga and once endurance in the form of jogging. I feel very comfortable with this way of life, I always get 30 minutes of exercise a day somehow and I can now eat a lot more. My new one is happy! I currently weigh 65 kilos, but I don't weigh myself very often anymore. There is only one number on the scales, we shouldn't make our happiness dependent on it.
So important when losing weight with lipedema
It is really important to me to make you understand that diets are just crap. You should eat, you even MUST eat. Please do not renounce anything ... at most do not renounce! A normal life includes chocolate, popcorn, etc. Just try to balance these things out - it's a matter of balance. Everyone who has the will can change something. Whether with lipedema / lymphedema or without. Get started It is your life and you have to move it! You may make a lot of mistakes, cross many mountains and valleys, but the path is worth it when you finally arrive where you always wanted to be.
With this in mind, I wish you all the best in losing weight with lipedema and the courage to change!